The US special envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker said the United States and Europe may tighten sanctions against Russia or enter a new one through the seizure of Ukrainian seafarers and ships.
He said this in comments to “Voice of America”.
“Some of our European allies are talking about new sanctions or tightening of existing sanctions. I think it’s a worthy idea, we will consider it,” said Walker.
He also expressed the opinion that Russia should free the captured Ukrainian sailors and ships as a gesture of goodwill before the holidays.
They arbitrarily attacked in open waters, were arrested. The Russians have to resort to de-escalate the situation and bring them back,” said Walker.
In addition, the US special envoy stressed that continued attention on the fate of the Ukrainian sailors should contribute to their release.
Previously, the EU confirmed that they are discussing the possibility of imposing new sanctions against Russia in connection with the escalation of the situation in the Azov sea.